COVID-19 Small Business Journal: Week 12 Update

COVID-19 Small Business Journal: Week 12 Update

It’s hard to believe it’s been three months since things have really ramped up here in Toronto and Canada. What a year.

June 05, 2020 — wonderpens

On Silence

Not wanting to be silent, and yet knowing that we are not the voices that need to be heard now, we are looking at what we can do without speaking.
June 01, 2020 — wonderpens
COVID-19 Small Business Journal: Week 11 Update

COVID-19 Small Business Journal: Week 11 Update

Usually at the Victoria Day weekend, we repot the plants, but time has been a bit slim this year. Despite this, the plants continue to thrive. Sunshine, eavesdropping on everyone’s conversations. Nature taking over.

May 29, 2020 — wonderpens
Biking in the Laneway

Biking in the Laneway

These days we’ve been doing a lot of biking out in the laneway, now that the warm weather is here. Naomi is on Caleb’s old balance bike, and it’s hilarious. She is very, very slow, although still enthusiastic.
May 28, 2020 — wonderpens
Home Routines

Home Routines

For the first good chunk of this pandemic, the whole family was schlepping into the main shop, sometimes including the dog. Everyday seemed like its own marathon: packing up extra clothes, negotiating breakfast and tooth brushing, packing lunch and snacks, planning homeschooling work the night before. And that was all before we even made it into the shop.

May 23, 2020 — wonderpens
Puzzles

Puzzles

We are now carrying puzzles. Two of them, in fact.

May 22, 2020 — wonderpens
COVID-19 Small Business Journal: Week 10 Update and Thoughts on Re-Opening

COVID-19 Small Business Journal: Week 10 Update and Thoughts on Re-Opening

Some of you may have heard that Doug Ford, Ontario’s premier, is allowing shops to re-open, which really came upon us very quickly, caught us off guard a bit. 
May 21, 2020 — wonderpens
Happy Victoria Day + Thoughts on Pen Cleaning

Happy Victoria Day + Thoughts on Pen Cleaning

It's Victoria Day Monday here in Ontario, which is a holiday. Weekends and holidays and "normal days" are all sort of rolling into one.

May 18, 2020 — wonderpens
Quarantine Giveaway Winners

Quarantine Giveaway Winners

It was so much heart-warming and inspiration to read all of the ways you've been keeping busy and trying to manage.

May 15, 2020 — wonderpens
COVID-19 Small Business Journal: Week 9 Update

COVID-19 Small Business Journal: Week 9 Update

I mean, basically the same as all the others, but we forge on. We had our first curbside pickup day yesterday and I'm looking forward to more.
May 14, 2020 — wonderpens